Top Movies of 2004


The top movies of 2004 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

11. The Aviator

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, John C. Reilly
Plot: The story of Howard Hughes; a Texas tycoon who is an eccentric germaphobe who has spells of genius as well as insanity.

12. Saw

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Wan
Actors: Cary Elwes, Leight Wannell, Danny Glover, Ken Lueng, Mike Butters, Dina Meyer
Plot: Two men wake up in a dingy bathroom, chained to the floor. They are the newest victims of Jigsaw, a serial killer who sets elaborate traps to prove a point.

13. Ray

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Taylor Hackford
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Harry J. Lennix, Terrence Howard, Kerry Washington, Larenz Tate
Plot: The biopic of Ray Charles, from childhood to success as a musician.

14. Spider-Man 2

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, J. K. Simmons
Plot: Peter Parker must make a decision between his personal life and his life as Spider Man.

15. Finding Neverland

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Marc Forster
Actors: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, Kelly Macdonald, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell
Plot: The biography of the creator of Peter Pan and the inspirations that helped him.

16. Tale of Two Sisters, A ( Janghwa, Hongryeon )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ji-woon Kim
Actors: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Su-jeong Lim, Seung-bi Lee, Geun-yeong Mun
Plot: Two girls return from a hospital stay to a foreboding house where their cold, distant father, a seemingly unstable step mother and a vengeful ghost make their lives dark and mysterious.

17. Man on Fire

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini
Plot: In Mexico City, kidnapping is a way of life and wealthy families turn to professional bodyguards for help. Enter John Creasy, an ex CIA operative/assassin who has all but given up on life. Taking a job at the behest of an old friend, his rough exterior is slowly chipped away by a 9-year-old girl he is protecting. When he is wounded during her kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved.

18. Collateral

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Mann
Actors: Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx, Peter Berg, Mark Ruffalo, Bruce McGill
Plot: An innocent Cab Driver (Fox) gets caught up in the middle of hit jobs when a hit man brings him into his murders through out L.A. He tries to do the right thing but is put to the test when the hit man tries to become his friend.

19. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring ( Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Actors: Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeo-jin Ha, Jung-young Kim

20. Before Sunset

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Linklater
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rodolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig
Plot: 9 years have passed since Jesse and Celine first met ("Before Sunrise") as they meet each other again in France to discuss their past and what could have been.

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